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> Thanks for the reply, Gordon. How does it work that it doesn't require
> --Original Message Text---
> From: RadioSites@aol.com
> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 22:57:16 -0400
> This is the only chemically activated ground rod system I've found that
> require any maintenance. We use them when we cannot use conventional ground
> We are in the process of putting in a halo ground system for our new 947'
> FM/TV/Cellular tower and we're putting in 75' 8' long rods and have used about
> 1000' of 2 AWG
> stranded copper inside and outside the 100' x 40' transmitter shelter.
> Good luck,
> UpState NY
>> The system uses hollow rods you drive down into the rocky soil (using a long
>> rock drill bit).
>> You then pour chemicals inside the rod. The chemicals seep into the
>> subsurface and
>> lower the impedance.
> Yes, BUT:
> As I understand it, chemical systems require routine maintenance to maintain
> the chemical balance of the soil around the ground rod. Right?
> Jim K9YC
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